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Search on for unbiased jurors in Blagojevich case

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) – The judge in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial has begun questioning jurors during the second full day of jury selection.

First up was a woman who’s a Navy veteran, who says she didn’t pay much attention to the case when it first came to trial last year.

Judge James Zagel and attorneys are trying to find jurors who can put aside personal feelings and give the impeached former Illinois governor a fair trial.

On the way into the courthouse, Blagojevich held up a briefcase and said he’ll be “working” Monday. He denies charges that he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat.

Zagel is expected to individually question up to 40 more people out of a pool of more than 100 potential jurors.

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